DCB North Dakota Resident Admissions Applications Up

March 31, 2015

Dakota College at Bottineau is excited to announce that 2015 admissions applications from residents of North Dakota are more than double from this same time last spring.    

The DCB Admissions Office has made it a priority to attract more North Dakota students to campus for this upcoming school year.  New admissions counselors Brock Lemon and Laura Halvorson have been making personal phone calls to North Dakota residents this spring in an effort to attract more resident students to campus.  

Resident students’ names are collected at various North Dakota College Fairs in the fall. Admissions staff also visit each high school in North Dakota informing juniors and seniors about DCB and the college admission process. Prospective students are invited to campus through programs like Preview Day and Jacks Pack, where they meet current students, talk to student services staff, and interact with faculty, staff, advisors, and coaches.

In addition to increasing North Dakota resident applications, the admissions office at DCB is also making a concentrated effort to attract more students from Montana, South Dakota, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.  These states and provinces are considered “contiguous” states for tuition purposes, which means students from these areas pay a much lower tuition rate than other out of state students.  The rate is just slightly higher than the tuition paid by North Dakota resident students.  DCB also enjoys reciprocity with Minnesota, which results in a much lower rate for students from that state to attend DCB as well. 

DCB offers more programs and services than in the past while still maintaining low tuition rates for students both in and out of state. For more information, please visitwww.dakotacollege.eduor call (800) 542-6866 to talk to an admission counselor or to schedule a visit.


Blood Drive Hosted by DCB Nursing Program

March 11, 2015

Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) nursing students at the Valley City State University site hosted a successful two day blood drive for United Blood Services. The Blood Drive took place on February 5 and 6. A total of 77 people volunteered to donate and 68 were able to give blood. Dakota College nursing students helped with advertising the blood drive, signing up donors, working at the registration table, and volunteering to donate blood as well!

The 2nd Annual Jack vs. Jack DCB Super Hero Contest blood drive was held at Dakota College on February 27, 2015. The contest encouraged friendly competition between all DCB athletic groups, clubs and students asking them to become heroes to those in need. This year the DCB Super Hero traveling trophy was awarded to the Dakota Nursing Program Student Nurses Organization. Not only did they have the highest percentage of club members donate blood; they also volunteered their time to assist as greeters during the blood drive.

“It is a good opportunity for not only the nursing students, but all students, to learn more about the donation process, to have a sense of pride that this small sacrifice will help those in need across the state of North Dakota, and to experience how easy blood donation really is,” stated Erin Williams, RN, BSN, Student Health Services and Blood Drive Coordinator.

If you are interested in donating blood and learning more about the process and hero rewards, go towww.UnitedBloodServices.org. Congratulations to the Dakota Nursing Program Student Nurses Organization and thank you to all the DCB students, faculty, staff, and community members who helped make this blood drive a great success!

Nursing is not the only health professions program offered at DCB. The Allied Health Department is currently searching for a full-time coordinator/instructor.  The selection committee is searching for qualified candidates for the position who can work in the ever changing medical assistant work environment. The candidate chosen will lead DCB’s new Health Information Management (HIM) program.


DCB Resident and Student Life Programs Active

March 10, 2015

An increase in enrollment at Dakota College at Bottineau has resulted in more students living on campus. Fall semester of 2014 saw more students residing on campus in Mead, Milligan, and Gross halls then in recent history.

The expanded Student Life program at DCB corresponds with the increase of residential students. Every week of each semester, there are at least two programs in which residents may participate. Most recently, athletic contests and Snow Week festivities occupied much of the students free time. Also, intramural activities, an important part of the Student Life program at DCB, offers a variety of options for students. Some of the most popular activities are floor hockey, ice skating at the Lumber Dome, and volleyball. March will feature several basketball nights and a “day of intramurals” during DCB’s spring break.

A goal of Student Life at DCB is to provide programs that will enrich the college experience for all students and provide a means to develop new and positive relationships. Studies have shown that a vibrant and active student life program is an integral part of student retention efforts on college campuses nationwide.


Physical Plant Updates at DCB

March 10, 2015

At the 2013 Legislative Session, Dakota College at Bottineau was approved for two major campus upgrades which were completed in 2014. The cost for these much needed improvements was over $1,000,000.

The heating system in Thatcher Hall was original to the building and had been in service since 1947. An engineering firm redesigned it, converting the steam heating system to hot water. Hot water is more efficient and provides better control – thus creating efficiencies. A local contractor was chosen for the project and work started early spring and was completed before classes began for fall, 2014.

The second large project for the college was a backup generator. Dakota College installed a 500kw diesel generator that can serve the entire campus. Along with the generator, over 400 feet of primary electric cable was installed. The generator will ensure continuation of operations should a power outage occur.       


Two DCB Photography students will be published in a national photography book

March 2, 2015

Samantha Pedie of Bottineau, ND, and Tonya Slaubaugh of Mylo, ND, were selected as finalists, from over 17,000 entries, in the Photographer's FORUM national college photo contest. They will be published in a national hard cover edition of the FORUM’s publication.

DCB Photography instructor, Clint Saunders states, “We had two students enter the competition and they were both finalists. We are very proud of Sam and Tonya for the much deserved recognition of their work.”

Vine – Samantha Pedie

This is the first time Samantha Pedie has entered a photo competition. When asked how it felt to have her work recognized, Pedie stated, “It made my whole week when I got the letter. I wasn’t expecting it and it felt awesome. It feels good to be accomplishing my goals.”

ND Landscape – Tonya Slaubaugh

This is Tonya Slaubaugh’s second appearance in the FORUMs publication. She was also a finalist in last year’s High School Competition. Slaubaugh stated, “I was excited when I got my letter.” And when asked about how it feels to be published nationally for the second time Slaubaugh said, “It’s pretty awesome.”